Watch: The Debt 2010 123movies, Full Movie Online – The espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel Singer (Dame Helen Mirren) and Stephan Gold (Tom Wilkinson) about their former colleague David Peretz (Ciarán Hinds). All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1965, when the trio (Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, and Sam Worthington) tracked down Nazi war criminal Dieter Vogel (Jesper Christensen) in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team’s mission was accomplished–or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations..
Plot: Rachel Singer is a former Mossad agent who tried to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal – the Surgeon of Birkenau – in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be the doctor has surfaced, and Rachel must return to Eastern Europe to uncover the truth. Overwhelmed by haunting memories of her younger self and her two fellow agents, the still-celebrated heroine must relive the trauma of those events and confront the debt she has incurred.
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Some riveting moments but the casting of principal characters leads to confusion…
The plot of THE DEBT is rather enigmatic and a bit confusing because of the technique of cutting back and forth between past and present. Added to this is an even more problematic factor: the younger and older counterparts don’t look a bit alike, so keeping track of them by character names can keep a viewer in a distracted frame of mind.
Other than the script problems, it must be said that the acting is all on a high level, and the story is particularly engaging during the earlier 1967 sequences. This is partly due to the fact that Rachel (Jessica Chastain) gives the most impressive performance in the film and is someone who immediately involves you in the story. She emerges later on into the Helen Mirren image, which is not quite credible in my opinion. Mirren does a fine job as the mature Rachel and her final scenes with the man she has been hunting down is staged realistically with gut-wrenching violence.
If you can get beyond the casting problems involved, the story is taut with suspense but told at a rather leisurely pace.
Tom Wilkinson and Martin Csokas as old and young Stephan; Ciaran Hinds and Sam Worthington as old and young David; and Jesper Christensen as Dr. Vogel give performances that cannot be praised highly enough. The only drawback is that the resemblance between young and old is entirely missing, a fatal flaw when a film is told in cross-cuts between past and present.
Hunting down an ex-Nazi surgeon who has committed war crimes always makes for an interesting story idea…but in this case, there are too many flaws to make the film wholly successful.
the Mossad that couldn’t SPOILER or do much else straight
who would read these reviews & NOT EXPECT “SPOILERS”, so here they are …
After they get him back to their apt, they 1. hold shouting matches near him to tell him what they’re thinking, doing, not doing, etc etc etc. REAL smart. Effin Einsteins.
2. do a pathetic job of tying him up but I’m sure they did it b/c they didn’t want to be inconvenienced whenever they got him up for his hourly strolls around the apt.
3. have to take “shifts” watching him. Huh? There are 3 of them. Do they have a paper route & pizza delivery on the side? Where were the OTHER TWO spending all their time? Were they at the internet café using skype to HQ & watching porn? Effin ridiculous.
4. I didn’t catch how much time elapsed between Dave punching him out & his escape. But WTF, during all that time, they just left him sitting there with sharp, pointy objects lying all around him. Effin BRILLIANT! 5. oh jeez, the list could go on but …
In a different vein, the fact that they hadn’t already killed him after learning that “there is no plan”, is a bit of a joke too. Listen, ppl who make a career out of CARRYING GUNS are not so hesitant to kill. Heck, American cops kill innocent Americans constantly.
To top it off, the final scene in the bathroom where she just lets an old cadaver beat her up was CLASSIC. I guess they have a gym & a dojo in that hospital to keep the 80 yr old in tip-top fighting shape.
Now I cant wait to hear from all the “I believe everything my movies show me” sheeples how this all makes so much sense. Yeah, it makes SENSE to shout out how your plan is effed up & you have no backup plan & all your other problems SO YOUR CAPTIVE CAN HEAR YOU. LMFAO.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min), 1 hr 53 min (113 min) (USA)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director John Madden
Writer Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman, Peter Straughan
Actors Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson
Country United States, United Kingdom, Hungary, Israel
Awards 13 wins & 5 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Arricam ST
Laboratory Arion Communications (rushes transfers), Colorfront, Budapest, Hungary (rushes transfers), DeLuxe, London, UK (color), Diva Pictures (dvd transfers), F.D.K. Cinelabs (as FDK), LISTO Videofilm, Vienna, Austria, Technicolor Creative Services, London, UK (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,094 m (Portugal)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219, Fuji Reala 500D 8592)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema